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eyewitness news in high definition. >> i don't see it going down soon. >> the latest increase and why the governor is getting involved to hold the line on gas prices. >> tweets of half a millian people. >> a family turns to social media to solve their mother's murder. >> integrating the technology into the curriculum. >> a new plan coming to california and the questions raised about its effectiveness. >> soring gas prices are getting the governor's attention. tonight he is calling it an emergency. cbs reporter linda is live. >> reporter: california drivers
are asking when will the pain end. costs $70 to fill up gas tanks for regular. we are told relief may be coming. >> reporter: it has been another day of record breaking prices and that moment of dread. >> $84.17. for 17 gallons. prices hiked up over night after a week of spikes. >> from 52 cents. the average price in california is $4.66. but most pumps are reflecting $5 a gallon. >> they are ridiculously high. what happened to president obama bringing it down? >> reporter: it will be governor jerry brown. he directed the board to take steps to allow the early transition of winter blend gas,
which normally isn't sold till november 1. part of the problem, the effort to protect the environment. air pollution regulations requires special summer and winter blends and supplies were reduced after the fire in august shut down a chevron refinery. last week a power failure knocked out a refinery in southern california. >> once the winter blend gas comes in we will see prices drop. it takes retail price as week or two to incorporate that. >> winter blend gas evaporates more quickly to protect air quality during smog season. >> the air qualityenth would be minimal -- quality effect would be minimal. >> reporter: it isn't going to be soon enough for people who
need their cars. >> thank you so much. if you want to try to save cash we will help, go to www.cbs5.com/gas and find the cheapest gas in your neighborhood. thieves stole a thousand gallons worth of gas from a station in roseville. the manager says they struck three separate times, disabling the pump. surveillancesurveillance cameras caught them two more times. that is when a cashier recognized recognized the truck and took down the license plate. the search continues for a killer. susie ko was found murdered after she failed to pick up her husband. the family is using social media to search for the killer.
>> people can leave comments. >> the children turned to social media to help find their mother's killer. >> 140,000 and growing. [ talking at the same time ] >> and tweets of half a million people doing things like telling their friends. >> reporter: susie ko's husband who commutes to idaho asked a neighbor to check on her. >> she was lying in the front of the house. there was blood present and indication of injury. >> reporter: police believe she was killed between 7:00 and 10:00 who 10 stole her car. >> we love susie ko.com. the website and facebook are turning up tributes. a student writes see the was the
best. >> she felt comfortable being here and working and doing the landscaping. i can only imagine somebody noticing that pattern and taking advantage of that. the fbi will come to the home on monday. >> we are doing the best we can to get the word out there and we are sticking together. it is hard. i mean, we lost our mom. >> reporter: he has a message for the perpetrator. >> they were scared. do the right thing and restore a little bit of what you have left. the family will keep the case in the public eye and will hold another vigil tomorrow at 8 8:30 p.m. >> police say a body wrapped in
cloth has been found inside a car. the discovery was made about 5:00 p.m. tonight. the body appears to have bib there for -- been there for some time. rough day for sports fans. local teams only 1-3. the 49ers thrilled crowds. the a's played in detroit and the giants hosted the reds. the crowd tried to cheer them on but in the end there was no joy. more on that on game day. >> on the bay, america's cup wrapped up. fans gathered to watch the action. team u.s.a. took hem their second -- home their second connective win in
the series. and all weekend long the sky was a sign that fleet week was underway. this afternoon the blue angels scored through the skies wrapping up the final day's event. thousands same out to see the jets travel, performing risky tricks. the fear of freeway grid lock prompted many people to take mass transit to the events. what they saved in cash and aggravation. >> reporter: would you have thought of driving? >> no. >> most people heard the advice, don't drive to san francisco this weekend. >> every newspaper, every television station, yes, heard them all. >> channel 5. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands opted for public transit, bart chattered its record, 319,484 people road bart yesterday. the old record was under
288,000 set in 2007. the average for saturdays this year, 202,000. >> more money for us to reinvest, new train cars. repairing. >> reporter: money is another reason to stay out of the car. >> the price of the gas. >> also hitting new highs in california, what better time to take cal train. others traded traffic for a boat. >> we said go on the water and have a great time. >> reporter: those who did drive paid a premium for parking. many jacked up their prices for the weekend. [ laughter ] >> 30 bucks. >> reporter: are you glad you didn't drive? >> we are walking. >> reporter: pay paid. >> worth it. >> reporter: we found parking
80 bucks. paying for convenience. for hundreds of thousands not parking was the easiest way to go. anne makovec, cbs 5. [ singing ] san francisco's new archbishop received a warm welcome today. his first official visit since taking office. the fiesta was followed by mass. and the san francisco board of supervisors will decide tuesday if suspended san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi will keep his job. the mayor charged him with misconduct and demanded his removal after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. rewriting the book on
public education in california, the changes coming and the debate over their effectiveness next. >> they just performed flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> the president defending his presidential debate performance. the push in the final month of campaigning. >> good evening. it is live, doppler radar. rain drops and the day you can expect it as eyewitness news continues right here on cbs 5. ,,,,,,,,
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its called the common core.a nationwide standard that's nd a . a big change is coming to california schools. the common core. a standard that is generating enthusiasm and concern. cbs reporter grace lee on why educators are split on the mission. >> reporter: it is crazy hair day here in redwood city. this classroom a glimpse of the future of public education. it is not green hair that will make the difference. kids here share ipads to learn
math and other subjects. once considered a luxury will become a nessesty to -- necessity. >> we are not a rich school but we were able to get access for some students. >> reporter: schools with a high are ratio will be able to offer students more opportunity to take achievement tests. the bottom line, wealthier schools will get to pick their highest scores or those that are challenged will only get one chance to take the test. >> it is giving us the tools and techniques that our children will be able to compete globally. >> reporter: gone are the days where kids bubble in answers.
teachers will encourage them to back up their responses with arguments as to how they came to a conclusion. students will not only have to learn theory but be asked to apply their knowledge to real world examples. some worry a one size fits all approach with guidelines enforced by the state board of education -- >> typically aims at the middle and that is what common core did. aimed at the middle. >> reporter: then there is the question of cost. >> financial piece of it, ingrating the technology, our
students -- integrating the technology, our students should have the same access to any other students. >> reporter: but a study finds common core doesn't have to break the bank. >> if you start asking those two questions, are there different ways to do it, how much are we spending already, you could lower down that price tag. >> reporter: it will take creativity. >> reporter: grace lee, cbs 5. a bill that would keep schools from deviating. a busy, beautiful weekend throughout the bay area. what we can expect for the week ahead. >> we had sunshine and highs up to 77 degrees in sonoma.
good evening, everybody. and now our attention to this, radar, if you saw green on the screen besides the sweep, that would indicate we had rainfall but at this time it is dry and we have clear skies. today's highs, 50 to 60s. 75 in santa rosa. warmest locations to the east, 76 degrees in livermore. 78 in brentwood. tonight 40s and 50s. winds increasing 10-15 miles per hour. weather headlines, partly cloudy skies over night. cooler for your monday and we have a chance, a slight chance of showers in the forecast, the seven-day forecast, coming up. this cut off, area of low pressure off the coast of
california, not knowing anywhere. just spinning. models want to bring it on shore tuesday evening. that is when we have a slight chance of rain drops into wednesday morning. other than that, barely a trace of rain expected. future cast paints the fog developing over night. especially north of the golden gate bridge, visibility could be down to a quarter mile for the morning commute. check san francisco international airport for arriving flights. we have clouds, partly cloudy skies for your monday. 50s that beaches. cooler peninsula, into the 60s. low 70s across the valley, cupertino, los gatos. east of the day, 73. below average by 5-8 degrees. napa 67 degrees.
67 degrees down from 75 in santa rosa. san francisco, partly cloudy skies, 60 degrees. winds 10-15 miles per hour. the slight chance of rain showers on tuesday, wednesday. partly cloudy skies on thursday, friday and a warm up over the weekend. we have kim coyle live at at&t park. >> reporter: we will do a show on location and i can say it was a good day for the 49ers. >> there is still hope, the giants aren't done yet. >> reporter: we got kim and the giants, vern with the 49ers. all over the place. all coming up in a few minutes. now these politicians say unless we send more tax dollars to sacramento, they'll cut education again. here's a new approach.
and he used their performans to make light of his own ine the stars came out for president obama in los angeles tonight and he used their performances to make light of his own in the presidential debate. >> they performed flawlessly, night after night. i can't always say the same. [ laughter ] >> the president was referring to katy p and jennifer -- katy perry and jennifer hudson who performed before him. >> meanwhile, republican presidential candidate mitt romney came pained in florida. at a rally he said he was confident he will win florida and move into the white house in january. later he stopped by a
restaurant to shake hands and pick up take out. one issue facing voters deals with food labeling. proposition 37 would require producers label food that contain modified organisms. opponents insist the foods are fda approved and safe. >> modified foods are no different than any other type of ingredient. that is why they don't require labeling. >> it is problematic, there are health concerns that are showing up in studies. >> voters favor prop 37 by a margin of 2-1. another private launch into
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>> tonight a rocket took off on a supply mission to the international space station. it launched from cape canaveral, florida. it is the first of a dozen under a contract with nasa. it is carrying a thousand pounds of food, experiments and equipment and there is a frozen treat, ice cream. and speaking of space, a dare devil will try to sky dive from 120,000 feet. he will travel 23 miles up in a capsule attached to a helium balloon and then he will jump, the fall will take 5 minutes and he will reach speeds up to 700 mile-an-hour. >> nobody can tells me what happens when you fly at super